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Glacier National Park

In 1881 Major A.B. Rogers was dispatched to the Selkirks to find a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway through the "impenetrable peaks" west of the Rockies. Rogers Pass was so designated for its importance in the development of the country's first major national transportation route. Rogers Pass National Historic Site is located in Glacier National Park.

The Park protects Columbia Mountains and its old-growth cedar and hemlock forest and endangered mountain caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears.

Glacier National Park is the birthplace of North America mountaineering. In the past services of Swiss Guides were provided for guests at the Glacier House hotel. Rogers Pass is recognized as a premier world ski touring destination and should not be missing on the list of any ski touring enthusiast.

Glacier National Park Fast Facts

  • Canada’s second largest national park
  • Located on the Montane Cordillera Ecozone
  • National Historic site – Rogers Pass is located in Glacier National Park
  • One of Canada’s largest cave systems
  • The highest point in the park is Mount Dawson

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TransCanada Hwy.1, 79 km west of Golden
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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 65 reviews
“Ski Touring Paradise”
Ski Touring Paradise
February 11, 2017, by stantheman99
Not much more to say than Glacier is the best ski touring destination. Great terrain and awesome snow. Although accommodations are a bit tough for those wanting luxury (you need to go to Golden or...
“Not accessible at the end of May. Nice visitor's center and views.”
Not accessible at the end of May. Nice visitor
November 18, 2016, by traveladdict3500
As there was too much snow, the entire park was closed at the end of May. The visitor's center however was very nice, informative and an very nice ranger answered all of our questions. The views of...
October 22, 2016, by seetheworld2014
In October, many of the hiking trails including the walks along various boardwalks in Glacier National Park, along the Trans-Canada Highway, were already closed. We've done these in the past during...